Step #10 - Teach Your First Sewing Class
Welcome to step number 10! This step is teaching your first sewing class and it should be a lot of fun.
Hopefully you have everything laid out, you've gone through all of the steps. Step one through nine...
- you know who you're going to teach
- you know what projects you're teaching
- you know how much you're charging
- you know where you're teaching
- you've let people know about your classes
- you've gathered together sewing machines, tools, and supplies
- and maybe even made some samples
Now you're all set to teach that first class. So this is going to be a lot of fun. This first class is going to be your first step to teaching many more students for years to come.
Really quick, let's just go through what you might have to have ready for that first sewing class.
- First, you want to check out your space ahead of time and make sure that it's prepared. You want tables and chairs. So depending on how many students you want, you need to make sure that you have enough of those tables and chairs. Then ahead of time set up the sewing machines, so that they're all ready for when they come in.
- You might want to have like a little bin that has tools in it right next to each sewing machine or you can just put them in the middle of the table and they can just grab what they need and share.
- Also a table that has the patterns or poster board or the materials that you might have including with this class. This way everybody can just come in and get the materials I need and then come over to an area.
- And if you shift the sewing machine off, still leave a little space for them to cut. Or you can have some tables that have sewing machines and then another table for cutting.
In my space here, I have a cutting table right in the middle. Sometimes I can have six of these tables all the way down the studio for a lot of students.
Then the wall behind me has three sewing machines on it. So we have it separate, a sewing machine wall and then the cutting table.
Most of the time my students are gathered around the main table doing patterns, cutting, and pinning here. Then they go to the sewing machine.
You will find your flow with sewing classes.
Keep in mind this first class might be very different from a future class or your idea of how you really want your sewing classes to be.
So for now work with what you have this time.
And remember I'm here to help you improve it along the way.
I have sewing curriculums that are for all different ages.
So you can literally have a student be with you for up to four years doing a different project weekly, if you use my sewing curriculums.
We also have a kid sewing program that lasts for one to two years depending on how often you teach it.
So you have these resources available to you and you don't have to rack your brain to come up with ideas for projects. You can have it all laid out for you week-by-week, everything that you're teaching.
Also, I have more advanced training on the business side of it.
So if you really want to dive into opening your own sewing studio, whether it be in your home or rented space, then I have training that covers all of that. It includes more training on the planning stage, the setup stage, and the marketing stage.
We'll go way deeper into all of that.
Of course you can start with what we've done in this 10 day series, but if you want to know the next steps and have that at your fingertips, then right now is a great time to get in at a really low discounted price.
I'm doing this because I really want to help other moms.
It's a beautiful thing to set up a small business doing something you love while teaching and helping other people learn this valuable skill and also make money.
If you'd like to take advantage of these other trainings and curriculums that I have available, I would love to have you join me.
Remember, I have a guide that wraps up everything that we've talked about in this series.
You can download that below this video.
So when you're ready to start, you can go ahead and take a look back at all of the steps that we've discussed.
All right, so thanks so much for joining me in this series, and I wish you all the luck in the world starting your sewing business. Bye. Bye.